Partners in the Arts director to present at Southern Anthropological Society conference

March 15, 2011

Dr. Elizabeth Sheehan, director of Partners in the Arts, a program of the School of Continuing Studies, will present a paper at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Southern Anthropological Society on March 26, 2011.

Sheehan's paper, titled “How Did They Get the Slave Jail Underground? History, Culture and Arts Integration,” discusses arts integration in K-12 education “as a way to enrich children’s understanding of history and their own identity.”

The paper examines a project, funded by Partners in the Arts, that currently is being implemented at a Richmond City Public school.

Sheehan will present her paper during the Annual Meeting’s “Pedagogy of Art and the Art of Pedagogy, Part Two” session. Sheehan is also chair of the session.

The Annual Meeting will be held here in Richmond, Virginia, March 23-26.